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Dropbox breaks after last mint update <SOLVED>

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:35 pm
by doughnut88
Hi

$ dropbox start -i

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dropbox/client/main.py", line 13, in <module>
File "autogen_explicit_imports.py", line 13, in <module>
File "ui/common/selective_sync.py", line 6, in <module>
File "arch/__init__.py", line 28, in <module>
File "arch/linux/tracing.py", line 8, in <module>
File "hard_trace.py", line 6, in <module>
File "client_api/connection_hub.py", line 21, in <module>
File "client_api/kv_connection.py", line 23, in <module>
File "pylinux/__init__.py", line 71, in <module>
File "cffi/api.py", line 311, in verify
File "dropbox/overrides.py", line 398, in load_library
File "cffi/verifier.py", line 69, in load_library
File "cffi/verifier.py", line 154, in _load_library
File "cffi/vengine_cpy.py", line 124, in load_library
VerificationError: importing '/home/paul/pylinux/__pycache__/_cffi__xa0c4f46bx1d95b4de.so': No module named _cffi__xa0c4f46bx1d95b4de

Using 64 bit cinnamon 16 petra

Thanks

Re: Dropbox breaks after last mint update

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:35 pm
by byro
Hello,
same happened to me, but on ubuntu. Reinstalling didn't help.

I found the solution here:
http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-bugs ... 83618.html
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist
dropbox start -i


Which essentially wipes out the old Dropbox app files and reinstalls them.
The issue seems to be related to recent Debian Python updates.
In any case, anyone affected with this issue should be able to
perform the above steps to fix this bug.

Re: Dropbox breaks after last mint update <SOLVED>

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:53 pm
by doughnut88
Hi
I've marked this as solved.

Re: Dropbox breaks after last mint update <SOLVED>

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:32 pm
by mayneframe
This didn't work for me on mint 14.

Re: Dropbox breaks after last mint update <SOLVED>

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:15 pm
by daviding
mayneframe wrote:This didn't work for me on mint 14.
This solution didn't work for me on Mint 16, either.

This is a fresh installation of Mint 16 Mate Edition on a Thinkpad X230T.

Re: Dropbox breaks after last mint update <SOLVED>

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:11 am
by daviding
Since I'm just in the process of installing Linux on a new laptop, I've decided that I can't risk an application like Dropbox not to work. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 (wiping off Linux Mint Mate Edition) and then installed the Mate core and desktop as an alternate. Dropbox installed on Ubuntu (although it not start automatically from selecting the icon, and I had to resort to using the Terminal). I logged off Unity and logged in with Mate. It happened that Dropbox was still running, as I could see from the Terminal when I entered "dropbox status". In addition, the Dropbox icon shows up in the panel without any problems.

I liked Linux Mint in the few days that I used it. The Mate desktop on Ubuntu 13.10 isn't as polished at Linux Mint Mate Edition, but my main goal was to get close to the Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome fallback that I was using (and have on other computers in the house that my wife uses!)

Re: Dropbox breaks after last mint update <SOLVED>

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:33 am
by KOLEGA
What about installing dropbox-nemo package?

Re: Dropbox breaks after last mint update <SOLVED>

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:25 pm
by momist
daviding wrote:
mayneframe wrote:This didn't work for me on mint 14.
This solution didn't work for me on Mint 16, either.

This is a fresh installation of Mint 16 Mate Edition on a Thinkpad X230T.
Same here on a home brew desktop with a fresh install of Mint 16 MATE. I can load and run Dropbox, but cannot install caja-dropbox. The Software Manager just sits there saying nothing, and Synaptic Package Manager says I have 1 broken package that it can't fix, telling me something about "held packages". Looks like it could be nautilus-dropbox but as that was re-installed by the 'fix' I'm not sure where to go next.
Error message is:

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E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies
Anyone help here please?

Re: Dropbox breaks after last mint update <SOLVED>

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:41 pm
by bobstro
Per this thread http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=734628, I did the following additional steps:

rm -rf ~/pylinux
rm -rf .dropbox-dist/

I installed the .deb directly from the Dropbox site.